Today's Features

  •  Bullitt County stepped up its fight against diabetes.

    The Bullitt County KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition hosted its fourth annual Tri-County Diabetes Walk in the Park at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    A total of 31 participants walked for an hour, measuring their steps with pedometers. The group collected a total of 195,568 steps.

    “Every step is a step towards wellness and awareness,” said health educator Cynthia Brown.

  •  LEBANON JUNCTION  - They fly high in the sky and spread their wings, and for younger girls they sometimes serve as guardians angels.

    They are female pilots, members of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international women’s pilot organization.

    The local members will soon host flights as part of the Family Weekend at the Bardstown Airport. Meanwhile, the local members hope to promote flying as a hobby or profession for area girls.

  •  CLERMONT - An earlier date, combined with a car show, means the glasses will be clinking at the 4th annual Bullitt County Wine Fest at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    It will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26.

    A total of 16 state wineries are expected to participate in the 2015 event, including Bullitt County’s four wineries - Brooks Hill, Forest Edge, MillNova and Wight-Meyer.

  • Fall into autumn this weekend at the 2015 Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    Warm up your Friday night with a chili cook-off at the fire department from 5-6. Afterwards, enjoy a musical performance by “Smoke” from 7-11. while the kids bounce for $10 in the inflatables sponsored by S.O. Construction and the Wall Street Park.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.

  •  Cole Jeffries, a fifth-grade student at Old Mill Elementary was honored for his essay by the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association.

    Cole was joined on stage at a recent BCRTA meeting by his grandmother as he read his winning essay.

    The Grandparents of the Year Essay Contest is co-sponsored by the KRTA and the AARP.

    BCRTA president Carolyn Dennison presented Cole with his certificate.

  •  Once again this year, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon to honor the first responders during a time to remember the events of 9-11.

    The North Bullitt JROTC presented the colors and Donna Burke sang the National Anthem.

    Bill Laird organized the event and each of the local agencies were presented a special flag of  honor.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker. He related his experiences of the affects of the terrorist attack, including insight from a family member.

  •  Eastside Middle School has been selected as one of the Honorable Mentions regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement according to results of the 2015 Kentucky TELL Survey.

    “I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Eastside community,” principal Troy Wood said. “This honor is a genuine reflection of the students, parents, teachers and staff at Eastside. Our success is a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be successful otherwise.”

  •  CLERMONT - Despite years of success and numerous awards, even John Beckner can branch out.

    Beckner is known for his efforts in creating wooden toy models. Each year one of his creations appears in competition at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The 2015 edition of the state fair included a Beckner model with a Best of Show ribbon attached. It was Beckner’s third consecutive award.

    The icing on the cake this year was Beckner’s first appearance in the Bullitt County Fair competition, where he also earned top honors.

  •  FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County’s finest educators are among 24 teachers that will be recognized at the State Capitol for their excellence.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School music instructor Meredith Patton and Brooks Elementary 2nd/3rd grade instructor Gina Beasley were selected as recipients of the 2015 Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, presented by Ashland, Inc., and Valvoline.

    Patton and Beasley were previously selected as 2015-16 Bullitt County Middle and Elementary Teacher of the Year, respectively.